Turf x CSoCA Residency 2023

December 10, 2022
 to August 30, 2023

Free & open to all

A three month residency at Turf Projects, open to anyone who has studied at CSoCA (Croydon School of Creative Art, formerly known as Croydon School of Art).


Over the next few months, Turf Projects will turn into a collective workshop of endless making possibilities. Our next project MakeRoom will use workshops, drop-in sessions, and open-access facilities to turn Turf into a shared exploratory studio – a cross between maker space, resource library, online video tutorial, swap shop & scrap store with materials, equipment & knowledge shared. 

We’re looking for an alumni of Croydon School of Creative Art for a three month artist residency at Turf. If you’re a former student of a creative arts course at Croydon College, we want to hear from you about your creative practice to be considered for this residency.

During this time we’ll be gearing up for the busy Borough of Culture year. We’ll be thinking about creative ways of mapping Croydon’s culture, facilities, and points of interest. With this in mind we’d like to see a connection to Croydon either personally or in your work.


What you get:

  • A dedicated desk space at Turf from January – March 2023
  • An artists’ fee of £500, plus materials budget
  • Support and mentoring from the Turf team and associated artists
  • Free use of Turf’s facilities, including ceramics, printing, and textiles
  • Potential use of CSoCA’s facilities (dependent on your proposed project)
  • The opportunity to exhibit your work during the Croydon Borough of Culture year



Key dates:

10 Dec 2022 – Deadline for expressions of interest 

17 Dec 2022 – We’ll let you know if you’ve made it it to the second stage. At this point we’d like to hear more about what you’d like to make or explore during your residency with us. 

Week of 9th Jan 2023 – Interviews 

Week of 16th Jan 2023 – Final selection

Week of 23rd Jan 2023 – Inductions to our facilities 

22nd of Jan – 22nd of April – Residency period

August 2023 (TBD) – Final display of work


To apply:

You must have studied a creative arts course at Croydon College, and be available over January – March 2023 to make use of the facilities at Turf. 

Please fill out this Google form either in writing or with a short video. We have tried to keep the application system as simple as possible. If you would benefit from assistance in applying or would like to apply in a different way, please email rosie@turf-projects.com and we’ll be happy to help!



I went to Croydon School of Art, not Croydon School of Creative Art, is there a difference? No – CSoA was renamed CSoCA recently, but this residency is open to anyone who has studied an art course at Croydon College, no matter what it was called at the time! 

Does it matter what year I studied there? No. We are hoping to hear from people who have studied at the School at any point over its existence. 

I’m not currently working as an artist. Can I still apply? Yes! We hope this residency will nurture your creative practice, no matter what stage you feel you are at. 

If you have any other questions about your application, please email rosie@turf-projects.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can! 


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